Racial Diversity Essay

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Racial Diversity: Historical Worksheet Lauren Kidd ETH/125 August 11, 2015 Tabitha Barrett Racial Diversity: Historical Worksheet ------------------------------------------------- Associate Program Material Racial Diversity: Historical Worksheet Answer the following questions in 100 to 250 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use. * Throughout most of U.S. history, in most locations, what race has been in the majority? What is the common ancestral background of most members of this group? * The majority of location in the United States is inhabited by whites. This is the most common race in the United States and there have been a couple different ways that their backgrounds are common. These are people that mostly came over during the immigrations through Ellis Island from Europe. They were also a part of the initial European immigration during the 1700's through the colonies. White primarily came here to gain land for their home countries until the Revolutionary war when the United States was born into its own country. These were the most common type of people to immigrate to the United States through the 1700-1900's. * What are some of the larger racial minorities in U.S. history? What have been the common ancestral backgrounds of each of these groups? When did each become a significant or notable minority group? * The largest minority group in the United States is the black population. Many of these people were involuntarily taken from their home country as slaves and were kept as slaves until slavery was abolished in the 1800's. Many stayed down south but many escaped to the north when the United States was engaged in a civil war over slavery. Most African-Americans can't be traced to their original home country because of this. Asian Americans are the third largest minority in the country with

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